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Kennard, No. 5 Duke rally past Tennessee State in Giles’ debut

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POSTED December 20, 2016 12:25 a.m.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Luke Kennard scored 24 points and No. 5 Duke beat Tennessee State 65-55 on Monday night.

Freshman forward Jayson Tatum added 14 points and Grayson Allen finished with 12 for the Blue Devils (11-1), who plodded through 30 mostly sluggish minutes before pulling away from a pesky Tigers team that threatened to spoil the college debut of touted Duke freshman Harry Giles.

No. 15 PURDUE 82, WESTERN ILLINOIS 50

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Caleb Swanigan had 21 points and 21 rebounds, Isaac Haas scored 18 and Purdue beat Western Illinois.

Swanigan went 7 for 16 from the field and 6 for 7 at the free throw line in his ninth double-double of the season. He had 26 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday’s 86-81 victory against No. 25 Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic.

No. 16 INDIANA 103, DELAWARE STATE 56

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — OG Anunoby had 19 points and nine rebounds, and three of his teammates also reached double figures as Indiana routed Delaware State.

By avoiding a second straight loss, the Hoosiers (9-2) extended their home winning streak to 25 games — tied for the fifth-longest in school history.

DeVaughn Mallory led Delaware State with 14 points. The Hornets (3-10) have lost five of six.

No. 21 FLORIDA STATE 76, SAMFORD 68

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Terrence Mann scored 19 points and Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 15 to lead Florida State past Samford.

The Seminoles (12-1) have won eight straight and are 12-1 for only the third time — matching the 1988-89 and 2008-09 squads.

No. 25 NOTRE DAME 77, COLGATE 62

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — V.J. Beachem scored 20 points to help Notre Dame snap a two-game skid with a win over Colgate.

Bonzie Colson finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, and Matt Farrell added 13 points and six assists for the Fighting Irish (10-2).

Will Ryman had 18 points for Colgate (2-10), which lost its sixth in a row — all in December.

In back-to-back losses to No. 1 Villanova and No. 15 Purdue, the Irish led by double digits in the first half of each game, but were outscored by an average of 16 points in the second half.


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